Kristen Brodie

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Charlie Crist 'Sorry' He Backed Gay Marriage Ban, Calls It A 'Mistake'

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist apologized for backing a state constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in 2008 during an interview with an Orlando LGBT publication on Tuesday.<p>"I’m sorry I did that. It was a mistake. I was wrong. Please forgive me," Crist told Watermark Online. When asked …

NFL Punter Chris Kluwe Says He was Driven Out of Football for Supporting Gay Marriage

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Former Minnesota Viking punter Chris Kluwe has been an outspoken advocate of same-sex marriage over …

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Gun Confiscation Has Begun in New York

What Hitchens got wrong: Abolishing religion won’t fix anything

Hitchens believed atheism would end world conflict. But the world’s wars are about politics, not religion<p>Religion has once again become the “opiate of the people.” But this time, instead of seducing the proletariat into accepting its position in a capitalist society, it lulls atheists into …

Rome's 'Gay' Christmas Lights Spark Anger

The gay rainbow-flag theme for the Christmas lights on Rome's main shopping street that were switched on Friday have sparked an unholy row in the Eternal City.<p>City assemblywoman Imma Battaglia said she and mayor Ignazio Marino had decided to send a message with the multi-coloured lights, which …

Our outrageous media created the Tea Party

How “melodrama, misrepresentative exaggeration and mockery” became the dominant tone on cable and talk radio<p>Sandra Fluke’s statement on behalf of Georgetown Law Students for Reproductive Justice during a House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee in February 2012 placed her in the center of a …

Maia Mitchell's Story From The 'Let Love Define Family' Series

<i>Huffington Post Gay Voices and RaiseAChild.US are collaborating in an 10-part “Let Love Define Family” series for November’s National Adoption Month. Each series installment will introduce you to another aspect of fostering and adoption. Together we will meet foster youth, hear from culturally</i> …

Gay Parents On TV: Why The 'New Normal' Is No Longer Just The Nuclear Family

Married with two kids? How boringly 20th-century. Blended families and same-sex parents are increasingly vying for space with the nuclear family on the small screen in line with shifts in Western society.<p>Talia is about to give birth. At her side not one but two anxious dads, who trade a loving …

Why Love Prevails: What Is Marriage?

Does love make a marriage? Or does sex? And if sex makes a marriage, then what kind of sex? These were central themes of a debate I participated in at the University of Notre Dame on Nov. 9th, where I discussed these questions with two proponents of a highly traditional understanding of the …

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Lesbian Halloween Costumes: 13 Great Ideas For Couples

<b>By Kristen Droesch for YourTango.com</b><p>Halloween is fast approaching, which means it's time to start thinking about the costumes you and your sweetie will be donning this year. Couples costumes can be a hassle, but never fear, because YourTango.com is here with a list of stellar costumes for lesbian …

Hawaii Lawmakers Weighing Gay Marriage In Special Session

(Adds color, quotes from pro-gay marriage rally; byline)<p>By Malia Mattoch and Suzanne Roig<p>HONOLULU, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Hawaii, which had a pioneering role in the acceptance of same-sex matrimony in the United States two decades ago, could become the 15th state to extend marriage rights to gay …

Even After a Year and a Half, 'Eat Mor Ignorance' Is More Like It

The other day a coworker asked me for my lunch order. At that point my stomach was already beating me to death, and I was ready to trade my firstborn child for a ham sandwich. I asked him where we were ordering from, and he said, "Chick-fil-A. Mmmmm!"<p>I was torn. I easily could have given him an …

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Peter LaBarbera Bashes Pro-Gay Christians For 'Same Sex-Marriage Tsunami'

The president of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality made some shocking claims this week about practicing Christians who have decided to embrace lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals: you're doing the work of the devil.<p>Appearing on "Crosstalk" yesterday for a show titled …

Maximize the Opportunities BYOD Presents

Why will BYOD transform teaching practice?<p>Can teachers not just keep doing what they are already doing?<p>Yes, teachers will be able to continue to do …

Westboro Baptist Church Offers An Anti-Gay Harmony On Vine

In case you needed a reminder that these people exist, the Westboro Baptist Church is now on Vine and producing videos like this one:<p>They always know how to make us laugh. Happy Friday!

GLAAD, HRC And Other LGBT Advocacy Groups Are An 'Evil Conspiracy,' Bryan Fischer Claims

Bryan Fischer has never been one to mince words when it comes to his views on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.<p>In a new column, the American Family Association's senior analyst has his sights set on GLAAD, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and other LGBT advocacy groups, …

Hawaii Special Session On Same-Sex Marriage Begins, Is Likely To Pass

Even though Hawaii does not allow gambling, it's a pretty good bet that the Aloha State will become the 15th state to allow marriage between same-sex couples.<p>If all goes as planned — that is, if legislators are able to agree on language that satisfies supporters of marriage equality while granting …

Equality House Hosts 'Drag Down Bigotry' Across From Westboro Baptist Church

The Westboro Baptist Church, everyone's favorite anti-gay zealots, were in for a big surprise over the weekend when their lawn became the epicenter of a drag event titled "Drag Down Bigotry."<p>As reported last month, Equality House planned to host the event and utilize it as a fundraiser for …

Can we talk about Neil Patrick Harris's beautiful family's Halloween costumes for a minute?! We can't get enough of these 4!

Ed And Warren, Gay Couple Of 42 Years, Seek Oregon Marriage Equality

Since the repeal of the Defense Of Marriage Act earlier this year, heartwarming videos of same-sex couples in long-term relationships who have been married or want to get married have been pouring in -- and this one will have you wiping your eyes.<p>Ed and Warren have been together for 42 years. The …

Ellen DeGeneres Working On New Lesbian Sitcom At NBC

Ellen DeGeneres is bringing lesbians back to primetime with a new NBC sitcom, according to Deadline.<p>The multi-camera comedy follows a lesbian and her best male friend. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show picks up with the woman becoming pregnant as her friend meets and marries the love of …

Here's 1 Pro-Gay Marriage Argument Anyone Can Get Behind

There are many reasons to support gay marriage -- political reasons, legal reasons, moral reasons, etc. Here’s one we don’t consider enough: More marriage, whether gay or straight, is a good thing for an economy that could use the help.<p>A new Gallup poll finds that married Americans spend $35 more …

Gay Parents Are Like '5-Year-Olds Who Think They Can Drive Cars,' Apostle Paul David Rodgers Claims

FOX 13 News<p>A Chicago-based Christian leader has sparked national controversy with some eyebrow-raising remarks about gay and lesbian parents.<p>While participating in a protest against Illinois' pending same-sex marriage legislation, Apostle Paul David Rodgers told FOX 32: "Our nation is not built on …

Neil Patrick Harris On Closeted Gay Celebrities And The Coming Out Process

Neil Patrick Harris joined HuffPost Live's Josh Zepps for a frank discussion that recalled his own public coming out process in 2006.<p>“I feel in love with a dude and started spending all of my time with him, and therefore you don’t want to be suppressive of that," Harris, who directed the new magic …